The use of digital technology is now a vital part of the lives of young people.  New online and mobile technologies helps young people seek information, test boundaries, proclaim their opinions, experiment with relationships, volunteer their energies, build community, challenge adult norms and develop their identities – all positive and enriching experiences for young people.

AYAC believes that…

  • The growth of digital technologies is an overwhelmingly positive trend and should be employed to deliver services that benefit young people and facilitate their economic, social and political participation in society.
  • Responses to cyber safety issues should start by trusting and empowering young people themselves as experts on their own use of technology.
  • Cyber safety solutions should be based on youth-centred research and consultation on how young people use technology and their own views and strategies for managing risk.

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